Marsha and I had our first Disney Concert Hall performance of the season and it was Sooo Gooood. Dudamel was his usual shining self and his direction of Firebird was as wonderful to watch as it was to hear. Oh my goodness he loved that piece. The cello soloist for the Shostakovitch Cello Concerto No 1 was a 24 year old UK super-star.
They did a surprise piece before the intermission with 8 cellos, 7 from the orchestra and the soloist. It was AWEsome, especially because it was a surprise. “For an encore, Sheku joined seven LA Phil cellists to play the Bachianas Brasilerias Suite no. 1, II. Preludio (Modinha) by Heitor Villa-Lobos. It was scored for an “orchestra of cellos” and dedicated to cellist Pablo Casals.” I got the quote from a stageandcinema review. You can click on the link if you want to read it in full and a short bio of Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Gustavo Dudamel
And then we ate Chinese food which is working out very well as our DCH Sunday afternoon post-concert repast.